18 Jul '17, 7pm

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The trade in rhino horn is still flourishing in China and other parts of Asia, despite a worldwide squeeze on the illegal trafficking of wildlife , according to a report by the Elephant Action League (EAL) released today . “It is too easy to find rhino products in China,” said Andrea Crosta, leader of the effort and executive director of EAL, in a press release . “Given the growing size and wealth of potential Chinese consumers, we are facing a real existential threat for rhinos, even more than that for elephants, now that there are only about 25,000 rhinos left in Africa.” Rhino horn offered to EAL’s undercover investigators. Photo courtesy of EAL. EAL’s 11-month investigation involved dozens of undercover interviews with participants in a diffuse illicit network. Several Asian countries were involved, but EAL focused their efforts on China and Vietnam. “The largest marke...

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